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Administrators discuss commitments to anti-racism and equity during open meeting

Professor of Dance Christal Brown explains her role in leading the Task Force on Anti-racism for the next two years.
October 15, 2020
College administrators and the Student Government Association partnered to host an open meeting on Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Oct. 9.

College fumbles approach to racial bias conversations during Middview

MiddView student leaders prepare for the arrival of new students.
Student leaders raise concerns about training, spur future change
October 1, 2020
MiddView leaders grappled with expectations to serve as educators and BIPOC ended up bearing the brunt of the burden.

Ruminations of a human being: Systemic racism, police brutality and America’s failure to teach empathy

July 4, 2020
"[Some White people] will shout, 'ALL LIVES MATTER,' avoid eye contact or keep their mouths shut in tacit support of police brutality," writes Martin Williams '20. "However, they don’t stop to think about the mother, father, son, daughter, friend or mentor killed by the cops’ 'fear' or 'mistake.' They treat the death of the victim as insignificant, although they would be enraged and desire justice too, if a cop murdered their loved one."

Education studies professor talks new book: “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching.”

Education studies professor talks new book: “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching.”
March 12, 2020
Tara Affolter, professor of education studies, spoke about her new book, “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching,” and posed a question whose answer she has devoted her life’s work to changing: Who gets to be a child or a teenager in this country?

Racism in the time of coronavirus

Racism in the time of coronavirus
February 20, 2020
What’s the secret to my newfound social status? The coronavirus.

Rep. John Lewis discusses civil rights movement legacy

Lewis is the last remaining member of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders of the 1960s, along with Martin Luther King Jr., Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young Jr. and James Farmer Jr.
October 17, 2019
U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis spoke to a sold-out audience at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington about his book, his experiences in the civil rights movement and what he sees as modern day social justice issue priorities.

This isn’t good enough

September 26, 2019
I’d like to change the way people at Middlebury talk and think about racial issues and this may be my one shot.

Dear My People: Black Lives Matter Is Not a Personal Attack

December 6, 2018
Not black lives matter more, or white lives don’t matter. Black Lives Matter.

Dear My People: Black People Are Not Here For Our Entertainment

November 29, 2018
“Do you know what’s historically been America’s most popular form of entertainment besides porn?”

Dear My People: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Found New Forms

October 25, 2018
This isn’t just a question of recognizing the abuses and dehumanization that our ancestors committed, although that would be a step in the right direction.

Community Forums, Racial Accusations and Mirroring the Enemy

November 29, 2017

We’ve all heard about the Salem witch trials. If you go into the scholarship, it turns out there were no witches in Salem — only victims of sorcery accusations. If Salem’s problem with witchcraft...

Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard

Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard
November 1, 2017
A racially charged image depicting college spokesman Bill Burger plowing into Addis Fouche-Channer ’17 with his car was found on a chalkboard in Munroe Hall.
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